M.S. in nursing, State University of New York at Stony Brook (2005)
DNP, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (2011)
For almost two decades, my passion for pediatric nursing has afforded me the opportunity to partner with physicians in the field of urology. I continued on this path with my DNP working with children with spina bifida. I formed a support group for families that offered cohesive multidisciplinary support for families. I found that knowledge derived from a research base provides my patients and their families with the highest quality nursing care. As a life-long learner devoted to quality professional nursing care, I have responsibility for my patients' rights. My responsibility for my patients extended into my work both in and out of the office. I believe that academic rigor and dedication positively affected my practice and my life. I have confidence in the value of higher education and the knowledge that if given the proper tools one can achieve great things. I firmly believe that education and service to others should be lifelong and my goal is to inspire others in the pursuit of their dreams.